Culture Festival –
“Algeria – Ireland: Resistance Cultures Festival”,
@ The Sugar Club (Dublin), 16-18 Sep 2022

Curated by:
Martin Evans (Sussex University), Mairéad Ní Bhriain (MIC, Limerick), Dónal Hassett (UCC), Aoife Connolly (TU Dublin).

2022 marks one hundred years since the independence of the Irish State and sixty years since Algerian independence. Bringing together Algerian and Irish photographers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, scholars and writers for the first time, this three-day festival will explore the common anti-colonial resistance histories across these two key moments in the global end of European Empires. Exploring identities, violence, memory, futures, and women’s histories, this unique cross-cultural conversation of rare screenings and performances accompanies the two live cine-concerts of the Battle of Algiers by Asian Dub Foundation. Speakers include Elaine Mokhtefi, Rabah Aissaoui, Steve Savale, Alan O’Leary, Nadja Makhlouf, Martin Evans, Sarah El-Hamed, Paul Torley, Hédia Yelles-Chaouche, Liz Finnigan, Djamel Mrah, Jane Ohlmeyer, Mairéad Ni Bhriain, Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain, Síobhra Aiken, Pat Crowley, Aoife Connolly, Dónal Hassett, Belkacem Belmekki, Sarah Dunstan, Fearghal McGarry, Miriam Nyhan, Mary McAuliffe, Maurice Casey, and Azzedine Haddour.